Viva Paia! Vegas Style Glitz Comes to North Shore

March 20, 2011, 8:19 PM HST
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by Katie McMillan

The annual fundraiser for the Pä‘ia Youth and Cultural Center is always one of the most happening events on the north shore and this year participants will be transported to Las Vegas for an event that promises to be over the top in support of Maui’s youth.

Photo Credit to Benjamin Rachunas ©2011

Mark your calendar for April 2nd. “Casino Royale Joker’s Wild” is an event you, and your favorite feather boa, won’t want to miss. From 6-10pm, the Maui Country Club in Sprecklesville will play host to an elegant evening of no-stakes casino games, fine foods and spirits, rollicking entertainment, a live auction, prize giveaways and—of course—a few jokers.

Proceeds from the “Casino Royale Joker’s Wild” fundraiser will be used to support the program activities at the Pa‘ia Youth & Cultural Center and to keep the beachfront facility a safe and fun environment for youth across the Valley Isle.

The Pä‘ia Youth & Cultural Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by grants from the County of Maui Department of Housing & Human Concerns, the State of Hawai‘i Office of Youth Services, private foundations, community donations and fundraisers. Located at 28 Hana Highway in Pä‘ia, the center’s mission is to “build community through youth” by providing a variety of social, educational, cultural, vocational and recreational activities in a safe and fun environment to the youth of Pä‘ia and surrounding communities.


Advance tickets are available for $150 per person, or $160 per person at the door ($90 is tax-deductible). For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit The Wine Corner in Pä‘ia Town or call (808) 573-4242. Tickets may also be purchased via Paypal on the Pä‘ia Youth & Cultural Center Website at There is an additional $5 surcharge for online ticket sales. The Maui Country Club is located at 48 Nonohe Street in Spreckelsville. For driving directions, visit or call (808) 877-7893.


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